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Key Texas WR target Marcus Washington set to commit on Friday

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One of the top remaining targets for the Horns will make his announcement on local television.

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Saint Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic wide receiver Marcus Washington will bring his recruitment to a close on Friday.

In early October, the four-star Missouri native announced that he set a commitment date for Oct. 26, which follows a tweet that Washington sent out several days earlier indicating that his mind is already made up.

On Thursday evening, Washington revealed that he will make his decision at 6 p.m. Central on the local NBC station in St. Louis, KSDK News. Here is the live stream for the announcement.

If Washington’s Crystal Ball can accurately foretell which program the coveted pass catcher will choose on Friday, Texas has emerged as the overwhelming favorite.

Following an official visit to the Forty Acres for the Longhorns 37-14 win over the Trojans in September, it was widely reported that Texas had taken control in Washington’s recruitment after impressing both he and his father, and a flurry of Crystal Ball projections have since followed. Each of his last 19 projections favor the Horns.

And, apparently, Washington already considers recent Texas commit Peyton Powell to be family.

If Washington chooses Texas, it would mark yet another major coup on the recruiting trail for Tom Herman and his staff.

Washington was originally expected to commit to Ohio State weeks ago, but amid suspicion surrounding head coach Urban Meyer’s knowledge of domestic violence allegations brought forth against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith, Washington remained uncommitted and continued to evaluate his options.

In the weeks between when the Ohio State scandal broke and Washington’s visit to Texas, the home-state Missouri Tigers were initially thought to be the more likely landing spot, but that changed after Washington made it to the Forty Acres.

If Texas can secure a commitment from Washington, it would likely aid in hauling in his teammate, four-star 2020 running back Mookie Cooper.

As is, Texas holds a trio of four-star wide receiver commitments from Jordan Whittington, Jake Smith, and Demariyon Houston, but the Longhorns remain in the market for an outside receiver option. A 6’2 possession receiver, Washington would certainly fit that mold.